When constructing this illustration (a mix of collage and pen), I especially enjoyed working on pale grey paper rather than a white page- it makes the colours stand out very well, and also allows for an interesting use of white (the surprise slug, for example).
So, back to the garden – this evening we dug up the first potato plant to reveal a treasure trove of brand new tatties! I love the splashes of pink on these, and the teeny tiny button-potatoes still forming on the roots.
Evening gardening after a day at work is so refreshing – to dig, pot, water and harvest as the sun goes down and then indoors for a cup of camomile – lovely! So far we haven’t lost too many plants to the slugs (perhaps they are full up on other things…), and eagerly await the beans and tomatoes.
I recently discovered Folly For A Flyover, a pop-up cinema and performance space with a difference – in that it located underneath a motorway! In the words of the project:
‘On 24th June, a building will appear in the gap between the east and westbound traffic of the A12. Transforming the cavernous undercroft where the motorway crosses the Lea Navigation Canal, Folly for a Flyover will host a six week programme of waterside cinema, performance and play. Hand-built with local, reclaimed and donated materials, the Folly draws influence from the surrounding red-brick buildings of Hackney Wick, posing as an imaginary piece of the area’s past, a building trapped under the motorway.”
The project and events are taking place right now and for the next few weeks – what a great idea! Visit their website to see pictures of the construction process and find out more about what’s happening when.
Coming next – an illustration which I’m colouring and tweaking at the moment – “Alan and his bicycle”.
PS – I still have Butternut Squash plants in need of homes (in Cardiff) – comment if you’re interested!